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Gerald Wallace Calls Boston Celtics 'Cocky' After Loss to Charlotte Bobcats

Wallace Always Talking

Yahoo Contributor Network

COMMENTARY | This Boston Celtics team is confusing.

Many thought they'd be tanking this season, and for the first few games, they were awful. The Celtics got out to an 0-4 start after losing to the Toronto Raptors, Milwaukee Bucks, Detroit Pistons, and Memphis Grizzlies. Then, naturally, they went on a four-game winning streak against the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic, Miami Heat, and then the Magic again.

So how do the Celtics follow up a four0game winning streak? By losing to the Charlotte Bobcats, of course.

Gerald Wallace, who is never quiet, had a few choice words following the bad loss. Among them? Cocky, which is how he described his teammates. Some other words? Passive, and cool.

Well, all right then. I'm sorry, but does this guy ever shut his mouth?

A four-game winning streak is nice, but it's hard to get too cocky when three of those wins came against the Jazz and Magic. The win against Miami was great, but I don't think anyone was oozing with too much confidence after three wins at the expense of Utah and Orlando.

It seems like Wallace always has something to say after the Celtics lose a game. His intentions are probably good; he just wants to win like everyone else. Maybe he's just trying to light a fire under his guys. At some point, however, Wallace needs to acknowledge that he's playing for a developing team with their eyes on the future. Everyone's trying to grow, including rookie head coach Brad Stevens, and this kind of talk simply isn't productive.

Wallace had a good game, with 10 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals in 32 minutes off the bench.

Nobody wants to lose to the Bobcats, we get it. Still, this is a rebuilding year that will have ups and downs, which Gerald Wallace clearly doesn't understand. Maybe he should have used all this energy to inspire the Brooklyn Nets last season, who clearly lacked any sort of passion in their postseason loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Mark lives in the Boston area and has been covering New England sports for various blogs over the past 4 years. He has been featured on Fox Sports Yardbarker, Fox Sports, and Sports Illustrated "Hot Clicks", and has been published on Celtics 24/7, Bleacher Report, and Sports-Kings.

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